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Abandoned amusement parks

Outdated amusement parks dazzle with their beauty. In these desert areas, filled with mysticism and mystery, once rested adults and heard the laughter of children.

Amusement parks in the twentieth century has been a favorite place for a nice family vacation. However, as time goes on, in place of these parks came in other bright, technologically advanced, with new idols for children. “The old guard” was simply not able to compete with them. Many buildings were closed and demolished to make way for shopping centers, while others were abandoned because of debts. However, those that were left, that recall the days when there was fun for adults and children.

Ruined and abandoned parks are filled with special energy, they could be a great place for filming some Thriller. Walking on those mysterious places, I want to look into every corner, sit on each attraction, because here was once full whole life.

Amusement Park Six Flags, New Orleans, USA

The Six Flags located in New Orleans, was deserted in 2005 due to the infamous hurricane Katrina almost completely destroyed this city. Since then, little has changed and the Park is still closed, despite attempts by its owners to bring their creation to life. Continue reading

Forgotten Wonderland: abandoned amusement parks

Outdated amusement parks dazzle with their beauty. In these desert areas, filled with mysticism and mystery, once rested adults and heard the laughter of children.

Amusement parks in the twentieth century has been a favorite place for a nice family vacation. However, as time goes on, in place of these parks came in other bright, technologically advanced, with new idols for children. “The old guard” was simply not able to compete with them. Many buildings were closed and demolished to make way for shopping centers, while others were abandoned because of debts. However, those that were left, that recall the days when there was fun for adults and children.

Ruined and abandoned parks are filled with special energy, they could be a great place for filming some Thriller. Walking on those mysterious places, I want to look into every corner, sit on each attraction, because here was once full whole life.

1. Six Flags, New Orleans, USA

Amusement Park Six Flags (Six Flags), located in New Orleans, was deserted in 2005 due to the infamous hurricane Katrina almost completely destroyed this city. Continue reading

Famous amusement parks

Last week its 160th anniversary celebrated Danish amusement Park Tivoli, situated in the centre of Copenhagen. I propose to make a trip to the beautiful and amazing amusement parks around the world. Yet virtual. And then – who knows?

But first, a little history. It is believed that the first amusement Park was built 430 years ago. It was a Danish “Bakken”, existing to this day. According to legend, the site was a healing spring, beside which he loved to relax by local residents. When people come here, and the entertainment industry: began to gather street artists, built the booths and Inns, the first rides.

Initially amusement parks with a carousel, comic statues and fountains monsters was entertainment for the nobility. By the way, the first mechanical roller coaster hill was built by the Russian engineer Andrei Nartov for king Peter I. So it’s only roller coaster we call “American” all over the world they are “roller coaster”.

In the nineteenth century in America, amusement parks began a kind of advertising campaign. On weekends, the citizens seldom go on the trams. Not to stand idle and not to suffer losses, the transport company decided to stimulate passenger interest, creating at terminal stations marshrutkami rides.

Originally the entrance was free, already then it became clear that such parks is an independent gold mine. Continue reading

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